‘EMPIRE: THE MUSICAL’ to premiere at New World Stages in New York City this July!

Producers have announced that EMPIRE: THE MUSICAL, an elevated new musical celebrating the world’s most iconic tower, the Empire State Building, will premiere in its hometown of New York City for a 12-week limited engagement at New World Stages from 1 July 2024.

The production, with Book, Music & Lyrics by Caroline Sherman & Robert Hull, will be directed by Tony Award® winner Cady Huffman

Told through the lens of three generations of dreamers and doers spanning New York City in the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, and the Bicentennial Year of 1976, this original story shines new light on one of history’s greatest feats of will and desire. With a desperate city pinning its hopes on this seemingly impossible project, only skyscraper-high levels of grit and determination could keep it climbing.

In EMPIRE, audiences will take the thrilling ride to the sky with the brave Mohawk Skywalkers, industrialist visionaries, and can-do immigrants, all of whom had the guts to go up when everyone else was down.

EMPIRE Set Rendering. Set Design by Walt Spangler

The cast of EMPIRE includes Danny Iktomi Bevins, Monique Candelaria, Devin Cortez, Morgan Cowling, Kaitlyn Davidson, Joel Douglas, Joseph Fierberg, Alexandra Frohlinger, Matt Gibson, Albert Guerzon, Julia Louise Hosack, Kiana Kabeary, Howard Kaye, TJ Newton, April Ortiz, Kennedy Perez, Paul Salvatoriello, J Savage, Robbie Serrano, and Ethan Saviet.

The creative team includes choreography by Lorna Ventura, scenic design by Walt Spangler, costume design by Tina McCartney, lighting design by Jamie Roderick, sound design by Shannon Slaton, music supervision & orchestrations by Lena Gabrielle, arrangements by Robert Hull & Lena Gabrielle, music direction by Gillian Berkowitz, props design by Brendan McCann, casting by tbd casting co. General Management is Visceral Entertainment, Company Manager is Tim Sulka for Visceral Entertainment, Production Management is by Tinc Productions.

EMPIRE is produced by Gayla Merle Fossett & William G. Dean Theatricals and YuGu Productions, in association with The Rivet Gang (Lynne Walder, Esq., Katy Kinney Harris, J. Joanna Jung), and executive produced by Jennifer Dowd.

For more information, and to book, please visit: empirethemusical.com/

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